Kenya vs Ghana: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Ken Okaka.
Harambee Stars will welcome the Black Stars on Saturday hoping to revive their hopes of reaching the 2019 Afcon finals

After their opening day 5-0 win against Ethiopia, Ghana are aiming at making it two wins in a row against East African side Kenya.

Harambee Stars lost their opening match against Sierra Leone away, meaning they cannot afford to lose against the Black Stars if they are keen to make it to the Afcon, a tournament they last featured in 2004.

Game Kenya v Ghana
Date Saturday, September 8
Time 4pm (East African Time)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Kenya, the game will be televised live on SuperSport.

TV channel Online stream
SuperSport 9 East N/A
Kenya (local TV channel) Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Kenya players
Goalkeepers Matasi, Otieno, Shikhalo
Defenders Otieno, Atudo, Odhiambo, Onyango, Ochieng, Omar, Cheche, Okumu, Mohammed, Owino
Midfielders Kahata, Hassan, Johanna, Akumu, Gonzalez, Omollo
Forwards Mutamba, Jesse Were, Olunga, Ovella Ochieng

The Harambee Stars will miss up to five influential players against the Black Stars. Gor Mahia custodian Boniface Oluoch is still nursing a shoulder injury while speedy winger Paul Were is out with a groin problem.

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The match has come too soon for Tottenham midfielder and Kenyan captain Victor Wanyama, who has made a return from a knee injury. Defender Brian Mandela and winger Ayub Timbe are both suspended while Jesse Were and David Owino are a doubt for this game set for Kasarani Stadium.

Probable Kenya XI: Matasi, Atudo, Omar, Owino, Ochieng, Akumu, Omollo, Kahata, Johanna, Ovella and Olunga.

Position Ghana players
Goalkeepers Ati Zigi, Richard Ofori
Defenders Afful, Opare, Amartey, Yiadom, Opoku
Midfielders Acquah, Sackey, Ofori, Atsu, Gyasi, Asamoah, Acheampong, Ampomah
Forwards Dwamena, Partey, Waris, Owusu

Ghana will have to cope without the services of Boye and Adams, who are out owing to injuries. UD Levante’s 22-year-old striker Emmanuel Boateng is also out following a meniscus injury suffered against Bournemouth last season.

Asamoah Gyan, who was on target against Ethiopia, will not play a part after being axed by the technical bench.

Probable Ghana XI: Ofori, Afful, Opare, Opoku, Amartey, Asamoah, Acquah, Atsu, Acheampong, Partey and Dwamena.

Match Preview

Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne.

Ghana started her campaign with flying colours, after defeating Ethiopia 5-0. A brace from Raphael Dwamena and goals apiece from Asamoah Gyan, Ebenezer Ofori and John Boye were enough to hand Walya Antelopes a lesson.

The Black Stars will be aiming at getting maximum points against their hosts Kenya, who went down 2-1 away to Sierra Leone in their opener. The Western Africa nation will come into the country without the services of Gyan, who has been left out, alongside the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre.

However, the likes of Daniel Amartey, who plays for Leicester, Inter Milan's Kwadwo Asamoah and Newcastle star Christian Atsu are among the players, in the traveling party. All eyes will be on Kashiwa Reysol striker Michael Olunga, who has started his stint in Japan on a high note.

French coach Sebastien Migne will handle Kenya for the first time in a top match since signing a three-year contract and he has vowed to get a positive result.

“Ghana is one of the best five teams in Africa. They beat Japan, they beat Ethiopia 5-0 it will be a huge task against us, but we will try to win and I hope fans will come out to support us,” Migne told Goal.

Ghana are leaders of Group F with three points while Kenya are second from bottom with no point after losing to Sierra Leone.